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Nontraumatic intracavernous carotid aneurysm presenting with epistaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2715703     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with an intracavernous carotid aneurysm usually presents with symptoms and signs of a space occupying lesion, producing one of a variety of types of cavernous sinus syndromes (Jefferson, 1938). Epistaxis is an unusual feature in these patients and when present is nearly always associated with a traumatic aneurysm (Mahmoud, 1979). There are only two reported cases of non-traumatic intracavernous carotid aneurysms presenting with epistaxis and diagnosed during the lifetime of the patient (Troupp, 1962; Labayle and Legent, 1964). The authors present a third such case. The importance of considering aneurysms in the differential diagnosis of epistaxis is emphasised. The radiological investigations and management of these patients is discussed.
M J Chandy; V Rajshekhar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-21     Completed Date:  1989-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*
Carotid Artery Diseases / complications*
Carotid Artery, Internal
Epistaxis / etiology*
Middle Aged

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